Market Overview
Concentrated milk fat is known as butter fat, milk fat, or the fatty portion of fatty globules obtained through separation processes, particularly from cow milk. Concentrated milk fat has better consistency, flavor support, plasticity, and elastic texture than regular milk. It is used as an ingredient in bakery and confectionery products. It is also used for the preparation of a range of culinary preparations and serves to reduce costs if compared to using regular milk or butter. It is also used as an ingredient in ice creams and chocolates.
The rising trend of organic products, due to their safer and healthier counterparts, drives the demand for organic milk fat concentrates. The development of innovative products such as whipped milk fat concentrate for easy incorporation and high melting point milk fat concentrate to resist high-pressure conditions are boosting the market’s growth.
The global concentrated milk fat market was valued at USD YY million in 2021. It is forecasted to reach USD YY million by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 10.28% during the forecast period (2022-2029).
Market Dynamics: Increased concentrated milk fat consumption in the food and beverage industry is driving the market
Concentrated milk fats have a longer shelf life than milk and cream. They are extensively used in the food and beverage industry to manufacture products ranging from chocolates to frozen desserts. Concentrated milk fats have revolutionized dairy, with uses across various countries for fudge, toppings, cold cake desserts, soups, sauces, and others. The increasing consumption of concentrated milk fats by the end-use industries involved in food and beverage production is anticipated to spur the demand for concentrated milk fats. The increased affordability and ease of availability of milk and allied products, including concentrated milk fats, have to consumers has led to soaring consumption of concentrated milk fat at the consumer level. The increasing intake of concentrated milk fats by consumers in developed and developing countries is anticipated to propel the concentrated milk fat market in the forecast period.
Also, key players are launching new products, which are expected to drive market growth. For instance, on September 18, 2019, Synergy Flavors, Inc. announced the launch of Dairy by Nature’s new portfolio of custom taste solutions. Dairy by Nature offers formulators a solution to deliver premium indulgence in a broad range of applications, including everything from fresh and cultured dairy products to nutritional, bakery, beverage, confection, and even savory applications such as dips or cheese.
However, the growing awareness of the adverse health effects of excessive consumption of fats from dairy products is a key restraint on the market’s growth. There is an emerging trend across the globe to consume fat-free or low-fat food products to prevent health conditions such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. The increasing demand for low-fat dairy products is hampering the growth of the concentrated milk-fat market. Furthermore, the rising popularity of plant-based dairy alternatives such as almond milk, soy milk, and other non-dairy products impedes the market growth.
Market Segmentation: The bakery segment held the largest market share in the global concentrated milk fat market
Concentrated milk fats are extensively used in the bakery industry to manufacture cakes, pastries, and other bakery desserts. They are also used to produce a range of chocolates and milk candies. The rising application of milk fats in the dairy industry to manufacture ice creams, cheese, and dairy creams is fuelling the growth of the bakery segment in the concentrated milk fat market across the globe. The rising trend of organic products due to their safer and healthier counterparts drives the demand for organic milk fat concentrates. The development of innovative products such as whipped milk fat concentrate for easy incorporation and high melting point milk fat concentrate to resist high-pressure conditions are boosting the market’s growth. For instance, on December 14, 2020, Eagle Brand? announced two new flavor varieties available throughout the holiday baking season. The New Chocolate and Caramel Flavored Sweetened Condensed Milk varieties are made with flavors guaranteed to excite your favorite traditional holiday baking.
Geographical Penetration: Asia Pacific is the dominant region during the forecast period
Asia Pacific held the largest market share in 2021. The demand for concentrated milk fat is high in this region due to the highest import value in countries such as India and China. Moreover, a significant rise has been observed in the per capita consumption of dairy products in the past five years. Thus making it a top market for producers to expand their businesses. The regions growing health awareness and middle-class population are driving the demand for dairy products, thereby boosting product sales. Moreover, in recent years, the demand for concentrated milk fat has increased as there have been improvements in the economic conditions of the developing markets of the Asia Pacific. The region is expected to exhibit substantial growth owing to the strong demand for shelf-stable milk fat from the food processing industry to reduce the preservation cost.
The key companies are launching new products and partnering with established players to expand their regional business capabilities. For instance, Japanese giant Mitsubishi announced an agreement to partner with Australia-based Tasmanian Dairy Products to expand its dairy manufacturing business in the Japanese market. The new production plant includes the production of whole milk powder and concentrated milk fat. Furthermore, Keynote Dairy Corporation, with its primary market in Southeast Asia, introduced concentrated milk fat for its food service channel in July 2019.
North America is expected to witness strong growth owing to the rising demand for milk fat in processing dairy products. The rising demand for ice creams, bakery desserts, and other dairy desserts is driving the demand for milk fat concentrates in the region. Concentrated milk fat enables processors to lower the preservation cost while increasing the product’s shelf life. Continuously rising demand for reconstituted milk products in the food service industry is fuelling the market’s growth in the North American region.
Competitive Landscape:
The major companies are focusing on organic growth strategies such as product launches, product approvals, and others, such as patents and events. The key market players include Darigold, Inc., Lactalis Ingredients, Campina Original, California Dairies, Inc., Grassland Dairy, Fonterra; FIT, Hoogwegt U.S., G&R Foods Inc., Pine River Dairy, and JLS Foods among others. Inorganic growth strategy activities witnessed in the market were acquisition, partnerships, and collaborations. These activities have the way for the expansion of business and customer base of market players. For instance, on June 22, 2020, Lactalis Ingredients launched a new skimmed milk powder (SMP) with high heat and heat-stable (HHHS) quality. The new product is suitable for condensed milk producers looking for heat-stable SMP to produce evaporated and sweetened milk, as it is stable at in-can sterilization temperature. On January 4, 2021, WS Warmsener Specialties launched new sweetened condensed milk variations for food trends like vegetarian, vegan, organic, Fairtrade, less sugar, kosher, or halal.
COVID-19 Impact: Positive impact on the global concentrated milk fat market
The COVID-19 outbreak has encouraged people to bake and cook at home, which has been and to be crucial demand for the sales of concentrated milk fat. For instance, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the dairy farm sector showed productivity growth in 2021--milk production of 226.31 billion pounds increased by 1.6 percent following a remarkable 1.9 percent growth in 2020. U.S. consumption of milk fat continued on its upward trajectory in 2021 as measured by the amount of farm milk needed to provide the fat in the various products consumed in the U.S. Except for September and October 2021, domestic consumption on a milk-fat basis was higher each month compared to the same month in 2020, a total increase of 4.0 billion pounds over 2020. In contrast, domestic use of skim solids increased by 0.2 billion pounds in 2021.
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